50:50 Sharemilker - Arapuni, South Waikato

A competent and experienced 50:50 sharemilker is required for a 240-cow dairy farm at Arapuni, South Waikato. The 80 effective hectare property is mostly rolling contour with some steeper sidlings.

This system 2 farm targets a peak of 240 cows, through a 36 bale rotary cowshed with automatic cup removers. This farm is on track to produce over 75,000kgMS using PKE and brought-in maize silage. Preference will be given to a Jersey or cross-bred herd, with a mid-July planned start of calving.

The ideal applicant will:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years dairy farming experience, and 1 year farm management experience

  • Have excellent pasture management and feed planning knowledge

  • Excel in animal health and husbandry

  • Competent with record keeping and using farm application software

  • Have a proven track record for tidiness and attention to detail

  • Be self-motivated and have good communication skills

  • Ensure all aspects of health and safety are managed

The owners are looking for a sharemilker who is keen to learn, and will take the time to listen. Communication is vital, that coupled with a focus on details will see this tidy farm perform at an excellent level. Putaruru is only 15 minutes away so you will have a choice of local primary schools and a nearby secondary school as well as great local facilities including Mt Maungatautari and local community groups.  

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand, be drug free, and provide an up-to-date CV with references, including their current employer. To apply email a Covering Letter and CV to recruitment@agfirst.co.nz 

Applications close: 1st March, 2024


  • 1 FTE and support when needed


  • Tidy 3-bedroom house with garaging.

Farm Description:

  • 80 ha effective (94 ha total)

  • 36 bale rotary cowshed with ACR’s

  • Target of 230-240 Jersey or crossbred cows

  • Spring calving

  • Feed pad and bunker

  • Effluent pond system

  • Rolling contour with some steeper sidlings

  • 100kgN/ha applied annually

  • Brought in maize – 90tDM

  • 50t PKE

  • Will engage a consultant for 6-8 times per year

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